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The Printworks Team

Weekly every Tuesday Five afternoon sessions.
Starts: Tuesday 21/09/2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(contact course tutor for prices and how to book)
Intro to Etching (workshop)
Tutor: John Wallett (plus visitors)

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These afternoon workshop sessions are designed to follow on from and complement the Tuesday evening etching classes and provide valuable extra studio time with exclusive use of our platemaking and preparation facilities and etching presses. Use the afternoons to continue work done the previous week and prepare plates or artwork ideas for the subsequent evening sessions. During these five-weeks of workshop sessionss you will enjoy the use of dedicated studio facilities in which to explore the essentials of drypoint and chemical etching in a flexible and creative environment..

LOCATION: WIVENHOE PRINTWORKS

 

Weekly every Tuesday Five evening sessions.
Starts: Tuesday 21/09/2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(contact course tutor for prices and how to book)
Intro to Etching (class)
Tutor: John Wallett and visiting etchers

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This short course is the ideal introduction to drypoint and chemical etching. It is aimed at beginner to intermediate printmakers, and is also an excellent refresher for printmakers who want to get back into etching. It’s also a recommended intro for those who want to progress on to the Electro-etching course and workshop which we will be running after the October break.

LOCATION: WIVENHOE PRINTWORKS

 

weekly for 6 weeks initially 6 weeks - ongoing
Starts: Wednesday 22/09/2021 - 20/10/2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dynamic Drawing
Natalie Eldred

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Have fun exploring various dynamic drawing techniques in a supportive and friendly evening class. Work with an experienced drawing tutor to develop your draughtsmanship, creativity and range – break out of your comfort zones, old habits and explore new ways to make marks, use tone to create depth and energy in your drawings.

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One-Off Single Day 6 hours, excluding lunch
Starts: Saturday 25/09/2021
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Screen Print with Plants
Natalie Eldred

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During this fun and creative day participants will be inspired by the work of artists who have used these techniques in their work. Course participants will print on both fabric and paper and come to understand the difference between the two, as well as experimenting with a wide range of colours, patterns and materials. 

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6 Afternoons starting Tuesday November 2nd..
Starts: 02/11/2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Electro-Etching (workshop)
Tutor: John Wallett

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Printworks is now setting up electro-etch techniques as an alternative to nitric acid for etching a range of metals (copper, brass, steel, zinc and aluminium). Electro-etching offers printmakers a very wide range of tones, textures and fine line etching using safer and more environmental friendly processes. Explore the application of both traditional and unconventional grounds and resists together with some exciting new hybrid platemaking techniques. Apply freehand line and tone, collagraphic textures and abstract/photo-collage images on a range of metal plates for deep intaglio etching. Understand the basic science, materials and equipment needed to enable successful electro-etching in the workshop or home studio… perfect creative lab for exploring this endlessly versatile print medium and building your creative and technical portfolio.

LOCATION: WIVENHOE PRINTWORKS

 

Weekly every Tuesday Five evening sessions
Starts: 02/11/2021
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
(contact course tutor for prices and how to book)
Electro-Etching (class)
Tutor: John Wallett (and visitors)

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Explore the application of both traditional and unconventional grounds and resists together with some exciting new hybrid platemaking techniques. Apply freehand line and tone, collagraphic textures and abstract/photo-collage images on a range of metal plates for deep intaglio etching. Understand the basic science, materials and equipment needed to enable successful electro-etching in the workshop or home studio. Personal experimentation is encouraged in classes and in the optional)workshop sessions. If you do not already have some etching experience we recommend you take our five week ‘Introduction to etching’ course first. A discount is applicable if you register for these two courses at the same time. If this is not possible we may be able to arrange some one-to-one sessions to bring you to speed. Please enquire if you have any queries.

LOCATION: WIVENHOE PRINTWORKS

 

Weekly every Monday. Six morning sessions.
Starts: Monday 10/01/2022 - 07/02/2022
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Collagraph (class)
Tutor: Natalie Eldred

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Weekly taught class of six morning sessions. Course covers the basics of plate construction and treatment. If you are new to collograph you will make an initial exploratory plate and print this in both intaglio and relief, which will give you an immediate understanding of the way in which these collaged textures can be used to describe and suggest form. You will then work on images of your own, either self-directed or through the use of drawing and suggested themes & prompts. We will make use of sketchbook ideas, photographs, textiles, found objects and the natural world to produce exciting and unique collograph images.

LOCATION: WIVENHOE PRINTWORKS

 

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